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January 18, 2020, 01:15:01 am

Author Topic: Is 50 in Business management easier to get than 50 in specialist math?  (Read 547 times)  Share 

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What do you guys think?

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Re: Is 50 in Business management easier to get than 50 in specialist math?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 05:36:22 pm »
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Yes, only 8-10 people obtain a 50 in spec each year in BM it's more than 30. Obviously, this is because a 50 is just given to a percentage of the total students but since there are less 50's available with a stronger cohort it makes it more difficult. Also, keep in mind a 39 raw in spec beats out a 50 raw in BM

50 in BM is still a magnificent achievement though.

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Re: Is 50 in Business management easier to get than 50 in specialist math?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 05:58:53 pm »
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Yes, only 8-10 people obtain a 50 in spec each year in BM it's more than 30. Obviously, this is because a 50 is just given to a percentage of the total students but since there are less 50's available with a stronger cohort it makes it more difficult. Also, keep in mind a 39 raw in spec beats out a 50 raw in BM

50 in BM is still a magnificent achievement though.
That is true, but I heard some people say its 'equally' hard to get 50 in any subject. I don't think that is true tho.

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Re: Is 50 in Business management easier to get than 50 in specialist math?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 06:44:55 pm »
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It's quite hard to compare because of cohort sizes, competitiveness and their strengths. Honestly, it's hard to get a 50 in anything, no matter what the subject is. You also got to take into consideration how some subjects do tend to scale past a 50, like Specialist Maths, however, its also equally as hard to get a 50 in a subject like Further Maths. The study scores are pretty much based on bell-curves, with only a small number being able to achieve a 50. For example, less than 1% of the people doing a specific 3/4 subject will get a 45+, and that's just based on cohort sizes and percentiles. Some subjects such as Biology have massive cohorts whereas Physics is significantly smaller, therefore you can sort of say that there will be less scores above 40+ in Physics than in Biology because of the sizes. Scaling is also there to make all VCE subjects equal, so ideally, all subjects are moderated to be fair with other subjects (like difficulty, workload etc). :)

The 'easier' subject to get a 50 in would be the subject that you are passionate about and are willing to put the effort in to gain rewards later ;). Do a subject where you believe you would do best in! ;D
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Re: Is 50 in Business management easier to get than 50 in specialist math?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 06:50:26 pm »
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It's quite hard to compare because of cohort sizes, competitiveness and their strengths. Honestly, it's hard to get a 50 in anything, no matter what the subject is. You also got to take into consideration how some subjects do tend to scale past a 50, like Specialist Maths, however, its also equally as hard to get a 50 in a subject like Further Maths. The study scores are pretty much based on bell-curves, with only a small number being able to achieve a 50. For example, less than 1% of the people doing a specific 3/4 subject will get a 45+, and that's just based on cohort sizes and percentiles. Some subjects such as Biology have massive cohorts whereas Physics is significantly smaller, therefore you can sort of say that there will be less scores above 40+ in Physics than in Biology because of the sizes. Scaling is also there to make all VCE subjects equal, so ideally, all subjects are moderated to be fair with other subjects (like difficulty, workload etc). :)

The 'easier' subject to get a 50 in would be the subject that you are passionate about and are willing to put the effort in to gain rewards later ;). Do a subject where you believe you would do best in! ;D
That is the best advice and the best response I ever got  :) :) :)
Yeah I am passionate about math, but I don't know if I will do well. I heard vce math is a big jump compared to mainstream math.